The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers

The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers
Author: Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780874621891
ISBN 13: 0874621895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Panentheism The Other God of the Philosophers

Panentheism  The Other God of the Philosophers
Author: John W. Cooper
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781585584048
ISBN 13: 1585584045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panentheism The Other God of the Philosophers Book Review:

Panentheism has gained popularity among contemporary thinkers. This belief system explains that "all is in God"; as a soul is related to a body, so God is related to the world. In Panentheism--The Other God of the Philosophers, philosopher and theologian John Cooper traces the growth and evolution of this intricate theology from Plotinus to Alfred North Whitehead to the present. This landmark book--the first complete history of panentheism written in English--explores the subject through the lens of various thinkers, such as Plato, Jürgen Moltmann, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Charles Hartshorne, and discusses how panentheism has influenced liberation, feminist, and ecological theologies. Cooper not only sketches the evolution of panentheism but also critiques it; ultimately, he offers a defense of classical theism. This book is for readers who care deeply about theology and think seriously about their faith.

God and the Philosophers

God and the Philosophers
Author: Thomas V. Morris
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780195101195
ISBN 13: 0195101197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Philosophers Book Review:

Brings together a series of essays by a group of highly regarded philosophers on the role of God and spirituality in their lives and in their philosophies.

God of Abraham

God of Abraham
Author: Lenn Evan Goodman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0195083121
ISBN 13: 9780195083125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God of Abraham Book Review:

Drawing on a wealth of traditional and philosophical material, mainly from Jewish sources, this treatise shows how human values illuminate the idea of God, which in turn sheds light on our value concerns.

Philosophers without Gods

Philosophers without Gods
Author: Louise M. Antony
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-08-08
ISBN 10: 9780198038597
ISBN 13: 0198038593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophers without Gods Book Review:

Atheists are frequently demonized as arrogant intellectuals, antagonistic to religion, devoid of moral sentiments, advocates of an "anything goes" lifestyle. Now, in this revealing volume, nineteen leading philosophers open a window on the inner life of atheism, shattering these common stereotypes as they reveal how they came to turn away from religious belief. These highly engaging personal essays capture the marvelous diversity to be found among atheists, providing a portrait that will surprise most readers. Many of the authors, for example, express great affection for particular religious traditions, even as they explain why they cannot, in good conscience, embrace them. None of the contributors dismiss religious belief as stupid or primitive, and several even express regret that they cannot, or can no longer, believe. Perhaps more important, in these reflective pieces, they offer fresh insight into some of the oldest and most difficult problems facing the human mind and spirit. For instance, if God is dead, is everything permitted? Philosophers without Gods demonstrates convincingly, with arguments that date back to Plato, that morality is independent of the existence of God. Indeed, every writer in this volume adamantly affirms the objectivity of right and wrong. Moreover, they contend that secular life can provide rewards as great and as rich as religious life. A naturalistic understanding of the human condition presents a set of challenges--to pursue our goals without illusions, to act morally without hope of reward--challenges that can impart a lasting value to finite and fragile human lives. 'This Atheists R Us compilation differs markedly in tone from Hitchens and Dawkins. Excellent fare for Christian small groups whose members are genuinely interested in the arguments raised by atheists.'-- Christianity Today 'Rather than the foolishness of Dawkins or Hitchens, these [essays] are compelling and sophisticated arguments that religious people ought to confront....'-- Tikkun 'Taken as a group, these readable, personal, and provocative essays make it clear that there are many kinds of non-believers, and even many different elements that make up a single skeptical outlook. Contrary to the popular image, atheism isn't all rebellious trumpets and defiant drums. That part of the orchestra is essential, but here we have all the varieties of unreligious experience, a full symphony of unbelief.' -- Free Inquiry 'This collection strikes me as an excellent example of how comprehensible philosophical writing can be at its best. By and large, the essays are written in a clear and direct style, free of philosophical jargon. Many who read it will find themselves also engaged at a level that is not merely academic.'--George I. Mavrodes, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

God and the Philosophers

God and the Philosophers
Author: Paul Edwards,Timothy J. Madigan
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1615924469
ISBN 13: 9781615924462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Philosophers Book Review:

Edwards is a witty and knowledgeable museum guide touring the reader through a vast collection of the greatest works of philosophers - both obscure and renowned....Edwards is not content to simply tell the stories of the philosophers, although he provides historical details about their lives and the political/religious climate during their lifetime. Edwards adds his own humorous and sometimes acerbic commentary throughout the tour, either agreeing or disagreeing as his own views dictate, which takes this volume beyond simply a compilation of the works of great philosophers' past.-Sacramento Book ReviewIf you want to travel through the history of what philosophers have thought about God, it would be hard to find a better guide than Paul Edwards. His clarity, his sense of humor, and his fund of anecdotes and personal stories make him the ideal companion for this stimulating intellectual journey.-Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton UniversityThis witty and learned exploration of critical views on the nature and existence of God, as expressed by major philosophers of the Western world from the medieval period to the present day, is the last work of noted philosopher Paul Edwards. In his unique trademark style, laced with erudition and acerbic humor, Edwards addresses how the concept of God has changed over the centuries, in large part due to the analyses of such skeptical thinkers as David Hume, Thomas Paine, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Bertrand Russell.A longtime critic of theistic arguments, Edwards demonstrates a masterful understanding of the ways in which the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Enlightenment of the 18th century, the evolutionary materialism of the 19th century, and the rise of analytic and existentialist philosophies in the 20th century prepared the way for the growing role of atheism in the 21st century.This work is a tour de force - a master storyteller's idiosyncratic evaluation of the views of dozens of Western thinkers on perennial topics in the philosophy of religion. Though not all of the philosophers discussed were nonbelievers or antireligious, they can be considered to be - like Edwards himself -freethinkers. They pursued the cause of knowledge wherever their thinking led them, often to iconoclastic positions.Editor Timothy Madigan, who gave Edwards thoughtful feedback over the years on various drafts of this work and compiled it for publication after Edwards's death, has written an appreciative and informative introduction.Paul Edwards (1923-2004) was the author of Heidegger's Confusions, Heidegger and Death, The Logic of Moral Discourse, and Reincarnation: A Critical Examination. He was also the editor of the monumental and highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Philosophy, as well as Immortality. He taught for many years at Brooklyn College and the New School for Social Research.Timothy J. Madigan (Rochester, NY) is an assistant professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College and a member of the editorial board of Philosophy Now magazine. For many years he was editor of Free Inquiry magazine.

Questions About God

Questions About God
Author: Steven M. Cahn,David Shatz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2002-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780195150384
ISBN 13: 0195150384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Questions About God Book Review:

A collection of essays by leading philosophers previously published from 1973 to 1998.

Talking God Philosophers on Belief

Talking God  Philosophers on Belief
Author: Gary Gutting
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 039335282X
ISBN 13: 9780393352825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking God Philosophers on Belief Book Review:

Through interviews with twelve distinguished philosophers—including atheists, agnostics, and believers—Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way, Gary Gutting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs. As tensions simmer, and often explode, between the secular and the religious forces in modern life, the big questions about human belief press ever more urgently. Where does belief, or its lack, originate? How can we understand and appreciate religious traditions different from our own? Featuring conversations with twelve skeptics, atheists, agnostics, and believers—including Alvin Plantinga, Philip Kitcher, Michael Ruse, and John Caputo—Talking God offers new perspectives on religion, including the challenge to believers from evolution, cutting-edge physics and cosmology; arguments both for and against atheism; and meditations on the value of secular humanism and faith in the modern world. Experts offer insights on Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as Judaism and Christianity. Topical and illuminating, Talking God gives readers a deeper understanding of faith today and how philosophers understand it. From Talking God: “[Some say] Buddhism is not a religion because Buddhists don’t believe in a supreme being. This simply ignores the fact that many religions are not theistic in this sense. Chess is a game, despite the fact that it is not played with a ball, after all.” —Jay Garfield, from chapter 10, “Buddhism: Religion Without Divinity” “Why think that the creator was all-knowing and omnipotent?— Maybe the creator was a student god, and only got a B minus on this project?” —Louise Antony, from chapter 2, “A Case for Atheism” “There are a large number—maybe a couple of dozen—of pretty good theistic arguments. None is conclusive, but each, or at any rate the whole bunch taken together, is about as strong as philosophical arguments ordinarily get.” —Alvin Plantinga, from chapter 1, “A Case for Theism” “If you cease to ‘believe’ in a particular religious creed, like Calvinism or Catholicism, you have changed your mind and adopted a new position— But if you lose ‘faith,’—everything is lost. You have lost your faith in life, lost hope in the future, lost heart, and you cannot go on.” —John Caputo, from chapter 3, “Religion and Deconstruction”

Reference and Identity in Jewish Christian and Muslim Scriptures

Reference and Identity in Jewish  Christian  and Muslim Scriptures
Author: D E Buckner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN 10: 1498587429
ISBN 13: 9781498587426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Identity in Jewish Christian and Muslim Scriptures Book Review:

This book proposes a theory of reference--answering the question of whether Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptures refer to the same God--within a semantic framework acceptable to atheists and fideists.

Philosophers and God

Philosophers and God
Author: John Cornwell,Michael McGhee
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2009-07-25
ISBN 10: 1847065481
ISBN 13: 9781847065483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophers and God Book Review:

A series of philosophers reflect upon the status and sources of their religion and spiritual sympathies. They rise above the rancour of recent debates fuelled by secular critics such as Dawkins, Dennett and Hitchens to reclaim the essential capacity of religion to touch the hearts and minds of a diverse global audience.

Philosophers Who Believe

Philosophers Who Believe
Author: Kelly James Clark
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1997-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780830815432
ISBN 13: 0830815430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophers Who Believe Book Review:

Time Magazine reports on a remarkable renaissance of religious belief among philosophers. Who are these intellectuals, and why have they embraced Christian belief. Several thinkers answer these questions with candor, warmth, and brilliance.

Wandering in Darkness

Wandering in Darkness
Author: Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 0191056316
ISBN 13: 9780191056314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering in Darkness Book Review:

Only the most naïve or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one hold, consistently with the common view of suffering in the world, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? This book argues that one can. Wandering in Darkness first presents the moral psychology and value theory within which one typical traditional theodicy, namely, that of Thomas Aquinas, is embedded. It explicates Aquinas's account of the good for human beings, including the nature of love and union among persons. Eleonore Stump also makes use of developments in neurobiology and developmental psychology to illuminate the nature of such union. Stump then turns to an examination of narratives. In a methodological section focused on epistemological issues, the book uses recent research involving autism spectrum disorder to argue that some philosophical problems are best considered in the context of narratives. Using the methodology argued for, the book gives detailed, innovative exegeses of the stories of Job, Samson, Abraham and Isaac, and Mary of Bethany. In the context of these stories and against the backdrop of Aquinas's other views, Stump presents Aquinas's own theodicy, and shows that Aquinas's theodicy gives a powerful explanation for God's allowing suffering. She concludes by arguing that this explanation constitutes a consistent and cogent defense for the problem of suffering.

God and the Philosophers

God and the Philosophers
Author: Assistant Professor of Philosophy Thomas V Morris
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105009656252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Philosophers Book Review:

Traditionally religious philosophers, including William P. Alston, William J. Wainwright, Marilyn McCord Adams, and Morris himself, among others, share their experiences as highly trained intellectuals reconciling their faith with skepticism, unbelief, and evil in the world around them.

Aquinas

Aquinas
Author: Eleonore Stump,The Robert J Henle Sj Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-01-28
ISBN 10: 1134971087
ISBN 13: 9781134971084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas Book Review:

Few philosophers or theologians exerted as much influence on the shape of medieval thought as Thomas Aquinas. He ranks amongst the most famous of the Western philosophers and was responsible for almost single-handedly bringing the philosophy of Aristotle into harmony with Christianity. He was also one of the first philosophers to argue that philosophy and theology could support each other. The shape of metaphysics, theology, and Aristotelian thought today still bears the imprint of Aquinas' work. In this extensive and deeply researched study, Eleonore Stump examines Aquinas' major works, Summa Theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles, and clearly assesses the vast range of Aquinas' thought. Philosophers, theologians, and students of the medieval period alike will find this unrivalled study an indispensable resource in researching and teaching Aquinas.

God s Philosophers

God s Philosophers
Author: James Hannam
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-08-07
ISBN 10: 1848311583
ISBN 13: 9781848311589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Philosophers Book Review:

This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution; no Pope tried to ban human dissection or the number zero. "God's Philosophers" is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. Decisive progress was also made in technology: spectacles and the mechanical clock, for instance, were both invented in thirteenth-century Europe. Charting an epic journey through six centuries of history, "God's Philosophers" brings back to light the discoveries of neglected geniuses like John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Thomas Bradwardine, as well as putting into context the contributions of more familiar figures like Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Philo and the Church Fathers

Philo and the Church Fathers
Author: David T. Runia
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9789004103559
ISBN 13: 9004103554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philo and the Church Fathers Book Review:

A collection of papers designed as a companion volume to the author's monograph "Philo in Early Christian Literature: A Survey" (1993). The papers deal with various aspects of how Philo's writings and thought were received at the hands of the Church Fathers.

The Beginning of Wisdom

The Beginning of Wisdom
Author: Leon Kass
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2003-05-20
ISBN 10: 9780743242998
ISBN 13: 0743242998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beginning of Wisdom Book Review:

Imagine that you could really understand the Bible...that you could read, analyze, and discuss the book of Genesis not as a compositional mystery, a cultural relic, or a linguistic puzzle palace, or even as religious doctrine, but as a philosophical classic, precisely in the same way that a truth-seeking reader would study Plato or Nietzsche. Imagine that you could be led in your study by one of America's preeminent intellectuals and that he would help you to an understanding of the book that is deeper than you'd ever dreamed possible, that he would reveal line by line, verse by verse the incredible riches of this illuminating text -- one of the very few that actually deserve to be called seminal. Imagine that you could get, from Genesis, the beginning of wisdom. The Beginning of Wisdom is a hugely learned book that, like Genesis itself, falls naturally into two sections. The first shows how the universal history described in the first eleven chapters of Genesis, from creation to the tower of Babel, conveys, in the words of Leon Kass, "a coherent anthropology" -- a general teaching about human nature -- that "rivals anything produced by the great philosophers." Serving also as a mirror for the reader's self-discovery, these stories offer profound insights into the problematic character of human reason, speech, freedom, sexual desire, the love of the beautiful, pride, shame, anger, guilt, and death. Something as seemingly innocuous as the monotonous recounting of the ten generations from Adam to Noah yields a powerful lesson in the way in which humanity encounters its own mortality. In the story of the tower of Babel are deep understandings of the ambiguous power of speech, reason, and the arts; the hazards of unity and aloneness; the meaning of the city and its quest for self-sufficiency; and man's desire for fame, immortality, and apotheosis -- and the disasters these necessarily cause. Against this background of human failure, Part Two of The Beginning of Wisdom explores the struggles to launch a new human way, informed by the special Abrahamic covenant with the divine, that might address the problems and avoid the disasters of humankind's natural propensities. Close, eloquent, and brilliant readings of the lives and educations of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's sons reveal eternal wisdom about marriage, parenting, brotherhood, education, justice, political and moral leadership, and of course the ultimate question: How to live a good life? Connecting the two "parts" is the book's overarching philosophical and pedagogical structure: how understanding the dangers and accepting the limits of human powers can open the door to a superior way of life, not only for a solitary man of virtue but for an entire community -- a life devoted to righteousness and holiness. This extraordinary book finally shows Genesis as a coherent whole, beginning with the creation of the natural world and ending with the creation of a nation that hearkens to the awe-inspiring summons to godliness. A unique and ambitious commentary, a remarkably readable literary exegesis and philosophical companion, The Beginning of Wisdom is one of the most important books in decades on perhaps the most important -- and surely the most frequently read -- book of all time.

The Genesis of Science

The Genesis of Science
Author: James Hannam
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 1596982055
ISBN 13: 9781596982055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genesis of Science Book Review:

The Not-So-Dark Dark Ages What they forgot to teach you in school: People in the Middle Ages did not think the world was flat The Inquisition never executed anyone because of their scientific ideologies It was medieval scientific discoveries, including various methods, that made possible Western civilization’s “Scientific Revolution” As a physicist and historian of science James Hannam debunks myths of the Middle Ages in his brilliant book The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution. Without the medieval scholars, there would be no modern science. Discover the Dark Ages and their inventions, research methods, and what conclusions they actually made about the shape of the world.

Finding Locke s God

Finding Locke   s God
Author: Nathan Guy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 1350103527
ISBN 13: 9781350103528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Locke s God Book Review:

The portrait of John Locke as a secular advocate of Enlightenment rationality has been deconstructed by the recent 'religious turn' in Locke scholarship. This book takes an important next step: moving beyond the 'religious turn' and establishing a 'theological turn', Nathan Guy argues that John Locke ought to be viewed as a Christian political philosopher whose political theory was firmly rooted in the moderating Latitudinarian theology of the seventeenth-century. Nestled between the secular political philosopher and the Christian public theologian stands Locke, the Christian political philosopher, whose arguments not only self-consciously depend upon Christian assumptions, but also offer a decidedly Christian theory of government. Finding Locke's God identifies three theological pillars crucial to Locke's political theory: (1) a biblical depiction of God, (2) the law of nature rooted in a doctrine of creation and (3) acceptance of divine revelation in scripture. As a result, Locke's political philosophy brings forth theologically-rich aims, while seeking to counter or disarm threats such as atheism, hyper-Calvinism, and religious enthusiasm. Bringing these items together, Nathan Guy demonstrates how each pillar supports Locke's Latitudinarian political philosophy and provides a better understanding of how he grounds his notions of freedom, equality and religious toleration. Convincingly argued and meticulously researched, this book offers an exciting new direction for Locke studies.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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